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Sander Berge urged to leave Sheffield United by Norway boss


Sander Berge urged to leave Sheffield United by Norway boss

Norway manager Stale Solbakken has spoken about Sander Berge and believes the midfielder needs to move on from Bramall Lane.

Berge is currently away with Solbakken’s Norway side and is due back at Shirecliffe in the next few days. Having started in the loss against Spain, Berge is on the bench v Georgia today.

Of course, many at United had expected to see Berge leave by now. But after staying put in January after interest from the likes of Everton and Newcastle, the pressure is now on for Berge and United to win promotion.

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Berge told to leave Sheffield United

Despite being a regular in the starting XI at Bramall Lane, Berge’s international manager has once again encouraged Berge to move on.

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Speaking to TV2 – via Sport Witness – Solbakken believes the style of play in the Championship is no good for Berge.

“The next step for him is that he has to leave the Championship. It has nothing to do with Sheffield United, because they are the second-best team there. But it has to do with the football that is generally played there”, Solbakken said.

“For him to take the next step, it may be good to enter a different culture and structure.”

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Being completely honest here, Sander Berge’s time at Sheffield United has hardly been the most inspiring of spells.

Sure, he’s had decent games and looked a real threat in the run to the playoffs last season. But, there is a large section of Sheffield United fans who wouldn’t have been too disappointed to see Berge sold for £20m+ in January.

So, while Solbakken might enjoy taking his little pot shots as he has again here. The fact remains that Berge hasn’t produced enough to warrant a big move away as yet. And until he does produce consistently, he’s likely to remain a Blades player.

We’d love nothing more than for Sander to really ramp things up between now and the end of May. If he does, United will win promotion. But Solbakken’s comments come across like Berge has been consistently brilliant in red and white, when the reality is a bit different.

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